Today was the filing deadline for write-in candidates for the November 8 general election. Six write-in candidates hope to compete with the two candidates who will be on the ballot for three seats. None of the write-ins, however, is named Amy Reeves Grom, who missed the ballot by just 13 valid signatures. Because she filed as a regular candidate, she was prohibited by Ohio law to try again for the same election as a write-in. Grom says she plans on appealing the invalidation of her signatures.
If her appeal is unsuccessful, at least one of the following six names will be on the Akron School Board in January.
From the Summit County Board of Elections:
AKRON CITY SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION
VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN 3 - TERM COMM 01/01/2012
PATRICK L. BRAVO 1600 NEWCASTLE CIR AKRON 44313
ROBERT ROE FOX 2184 DOW DR AKRON 44313
JOHN DAVID GOODE 526 EAST AVE AKRON 44320
GARY HAGEN 30 HARCOURT DR AKRON 44313
BELINDA J. HINTON 623 HICKORY ST AKRON 44303
CHERYL JEAN SHAVERS 1014 SEWARD AVE AKRON 44320